Mike Ross’ Biggest Crime Isn’t Fraudulent Practice of Law — It’s White Privilege

It’s the show’s biggest unresolved point of tension.

A. Khaled
11 min readOct 30, 2018
Ominously prophetic. Pictured above are Patrick J Adams as ‘Mike Ross’ and Gabriel Macht as ‘Harvey Specter’. Courtesy of NBCUniversal.

Spoiling slight but easily predictable elements of the show was necessary to making this piece. If you’ve missed Meghan Markle becoming British Royalty, too bad.

I caught a cold over the weekend and thought, what better time to finish up a show I’ve been keeping on hold for quite some time. My eyes turned naturally to ‘Suits’.

Something I find quite interesting with this show, is that I started it midway through last year, but I only watch it in bursts sandwiched between regular-sized slices of current network television programming. It manages to grab me, but only in a way that lasts two to three episodes at a time, then I drop it, and come back to it weeks or even several months later. Well this time around, I was able to knock the fifth season in three days and I have a lot of thoughts pertaining to the format of the series, and most intriguingly, a conclusion I think the showrunner Aaron Korsh meant for every fan of the show to eventually reach.

What is the difference between a fake lawyer and an actual lawyer?

The series takes its liberties in trying to answer that question, and throughout the runtime of the show, it…



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